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What is another word for summon?

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To order (someone) to be present or to go to a given location
“He rang the nearest bell to summon his butler, James, the source of all knowledge.”
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To authoritatively call on (someone) to be present as a defendant or witness in a law court
“Ordinarily, a Magistrate is bound to summon witnesses cited by a person committed for trial to the Court of Session.”
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To call for a meeting or gathering of people
“Megavett would appreciate it if their ship's captain could summon a meeting between our two seniormost staff.”
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To give an order or command to someone
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“He was a musician so skilled that a king would summon him to play because his music would drive away the king's depression when nothing else helped.”
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To ask or make a request for (something)
“He now had the opportunity to summon support for his application from those with whom he had been working.”
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To make an effort to produce (a particular quality or reaction) from within oneself
“That's a perspective Bell might not have been able to summon five years ago.”
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To evoke or call an image or memory to mind
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“The Kammerspiele's spectators watching Der Sturm might thus summon their memories of other great productions staged in this venue.”
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To conjure or cause to appear by summoning or calling upon
“Those who would expel the spirits of evil must summon the spirits of the five elements.”
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To summon or signal (to someone or a vehicle)
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Bring action against in court
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To invite someone somewhere
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Call for electronically
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To issue, establish or apply as a fee, charge, fine or penalty
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To defy or challenge (someone to do something)
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Appear attractive or inviting
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To initiate legal action against someone
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